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BiographyI absolutely love the adorable voices Bernice Hansen put to her cartoon characters not only for Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, but for Walter Lantz Studios as well.  What characters did she do?  Bernice was the voice of Petunia Pig in 3 of her 5 cartoons, Pinky Pig in both of his cartoons, the voice of the three squirrels in the classic "Robin Hood Makes Good" cartoon, Tommy Cat in legendary director Chuck Jones' first cartoon called "The Night Watchman", and was also the voice of the baby version of Andy Panda.  Some people say she provided the voice of Sniffles the Mouse in Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, but the credit actually goes to Gay Seabrook.  The voice certainly sounds like Bernice Hansen, though.  Before all these characters Hansen started out doing the voices for Little Kitty and Cookie.  Cookie was the girlfriend of Buddy in the Buddy cartoons, who was the second ongoing Looney Tunes character.   Buddy was created to replace Bosko, who moved to MGM Studios.  Buddy and Cookie were human.  Little Kitty was another Warner Bros. character. 

    Ms. Hansen did many other cartoon character voices which are usually typified by being cute and squeaky.  Her voice acting career in cartoons spanned only five years from 1935-1940.  Why she quit is a mystery to us cartoon fans and if she is still alive, no one seems to know for certain.  I'd like to add more information to this segment and definitely a photograph.  If you can help, please contact me! 


Wacky Wildlife (1940) (voice) (uncredited) .... Bluebird Chick
The Bear's Tale (1940) (voice) (uncredited)
100 Pigmies and Andy Panda (1940) (voice) (uncredited) .... Andy Panda
Kittens' Mittens (1940) (voice) (uncredited) .... Kittens
Andy Panda Goes Fishing (1940) (voice) (uncredited) .... Andy Panda
Scrambled Eggs (1939) (voice) (uncredited) .... Peterkin
Naughty Neighbors (1939) (voice) (uncredited) .... Petunia Pig
Life Begins for Andy Panda (1939) (voice) (uncredited) .... Andy Panda
Porky's Picnic (1939) (voice) .... Petunia Pig, Pinky Pig
Robinhood Makes Good (1939) (voice) (uncredited)
The Mice Will Play (1938) (voice) (uncredited) .... Johnny Mouse, Susie Mouse, Various Mice
Cinderella Meets Fella (1938) (voice)
The Night Watchman (1938) (voice) .... Tommy Cat
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (1938) (voice) .... Poker Huntas
Porky's Naughty Nephew (1938) (voice) .... Pinky Pig
A-Lad-In Bagdad (1938) (voice)
A Star Is Hatched (1938) (voice) (uncredited) .... Baby Chick
The Sneezing Weasel (1938) (voice)
Little Buck Cheeser (1937) (voice) (uncredited) .... Little Cheeser
A Sunbonnet Blue (1937) (voice)
The Lyin' Mouse (1937) (voice) .... Mouse
Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937) .... Little Eva
Porky's Building (1937) (voice) .... Little Rabbit
Streamlined Greta Green (1937) (voice)
Porky's Romance (1937) (voice) .... Petunia Pig
The Fella with the Fiddle (1937) (uncredited) .... Various Mice (voices)
Porky in the North Woods (1936) (voice) .... Betty Beaver
The CooCoo Nut Grove (1936) (voice) (uncredited) .... Dionne Quintuplets
Little Cheeser (1936) (voice) .... Little Cheeser
Toy Town Hall (1936) (voice)
I Love to Singa (1936) (voice) (uncredited) .... Fat Chicken Singer
Page Miss Glory (1936) (voice) .... Little Girl
... aka Miss Glory (USA: short title)
Let It Be Me (1936) (voice) (uncredited) .... Emily
Plane Dippy (1936) (voice) .... Little Kitty
Elmer Elephant (1936) (voice) .... Tillie Tiger
Alpine Antics (1936) (voice) .... Little Kitty
The Phantom Ship (1936) (voice) .... Little Kitty
The Cat Came Back (1936) (voice) (uncredited) .... Kitten
I Wanna Play House (1936) (voice)
Gold Diggers of '49 (1936) (voice) .... Little Kitty
Hollywood Capers (1935) (voice) .... Little Kitty
The Merry Old Soul (1935) (voice)
Buddy Steps Out (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy in Africa (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Three Lazy Mice (1935) (voice) (uncredited) .... All three mice
Buddy's Bug Hunt (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Lost World (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy of the Legion (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Pony Express (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) (voice) .... Little Kitty, Ham
Buddy's Theatre (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Country Boy (1935) (voice)
Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (1935) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy the Dentist (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Viva Buddy (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Circus (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy the Woodsman (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy the Detective (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Jolly Little Elves (1934) (voice) (uncredited) .... Elf
Buddy's Bearcats (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy of the Apes (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Trolley Troubles (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Adventures (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Garage (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy and Towser (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy the Gob (1934) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Showboat (1933) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Beer Garden (1933) (voice) .... Cookie
Buddy's Day Out (1933) (voice) .... Cookie